As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by
mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must
love others… even the seemingly unlovable.
In answering her
questions, Grampa Bear gives tender explanations that teach Little Cub
about the different kinds of love that is shared between families,
friends, and mamas and papas. Grampa explains that all these kinds of
love come from God and that it is important to love others because…
“Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of his love.”
sweet tale will warm the hearts of young children as they learn about
all the different sorts of love, while the gentle explanations of each
provide a valuable opportunity to encourage children to share with
others a “God-sized love.”
Bergren has written three books in this series, God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Two, and of course God Gave Us Love. This is the first of the series that I have read and i really enjoyed it.
The illustrations Laura Bryant created to go with the story really bring it to life and captured the attention of my daughter as we read. What I really enjoyed is that the questions Little Cub asks throughout the book are those that even adults have asked. Begren does a great job of answering them in a manner that a young child can understand. These questions include How come one minute we can love someone and the next be annoyed by them, and could we ever do something to cause God to not love us.
This is a great book to introduce what love is and where it comes from.
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